Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Waiting Place.

A few years ago, I realized that it seems I'm always waiting for something. I think it's like that with a lot of us...We're waiting to graduate high school. We're waiting to graduate college. We're waiting to find Mr. Right and get married. We're waiting to start a family. We're waiting for a time when things are better, when everything falls into place. But our lives are happening now. And if we keep waiting for someday, we're going to miss out.

So the premise of this book drew me in: Eileen Button writes twenty-two short essays about the waiting times in her life, and about how we can find beauty in the waiting places if we look.

(Isn't the cover gorgeous?)

This was a sweet, deeply honest and personal book. Some of the essays are hilarious, and others are heartbreaking. Some of my favorites were: Love Is... (I am waiting for a sign.), the ones about the birth of her son Jordan, Redeeming the BVM (I am waiting for my father-in-law to dispose of Mother Mary.), Windblown Tails (I am waiting for my children to grow up.), Wigmom (I am waiting for my mother to accept me.), and Letting Stella Go (I am waiting for a ride.). I really recommend it!

The one and only qualm I had with this book was in one essay where the author says that being a wife and mother wasn't enough for her, and her "career was sitting in the basement in a cardboard box." I believe that being a wife and mother is about the most important God-given job any woman can have, so I was a little disappointed with that.

Until next time,

*I received this book free for review from Booksneeze. I'm only required to write an honest review, not necessarily a positive one.*


  1. This is the one I was planning to get right after I finish my other booksneeze book! Sounds great! And yes, that cover is inspiring ;)

  2. ALRIGHT! Have you been reading my diary! Shame on you! :):):)

    I wondered if that feeling had a i know.:)


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